Tanoto Foundation Supports Lymphoma Research in Asia
Singapura, 18 Mei 2016 – Today the Tanoto Foundation Professorship in Medical Oncology was conferred to Associate Professor Lim Soon Thye, an outstanding clinician and researcher who has demonstrated academic leadership with his pioneering work on the genetic basis of cancers prevalent in Asia.
A SGD 2.5 million donation from Tanoto Foundation, the Professorship will focus on research to improve diagnostic and clinical outcomes for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The Tanoto Foundation Professorship in Medical Oncology is part of a SGD 3 million gift from Tanoto Foundation. The remaining sum will be used to set up the Tanoto Foundation initiative in Asian Lymphoma Research.
Sukanto Tanoto, founder of Tanoto Foundation, said, “I look forward to the research benefitting patients and families living with lymphoma. Asia-focused lymphoma research is an area that deserves greater attention and Tanoto Foundation is honored to support this endeavor.”
These recent developments represent another step in Tanoto Foundation work to enhance quality of life through the fight against ailments that are leading causes of adult deaths.
Partnering Duke-NUS, Tanoto Foundation has contributed a total SGD 11 million to advance Asia-focused research in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and lymphoma. This contribution was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Singapore Government.
Lestari H. Boediono
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About Tanoto Foundation
Founded by Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei Tanoto, Tanoto Foundation strives to be a centre of excellence in poverty alleviation through education, empowerment, and enhancement of quality of lives. As Mr and Mrs Sukanto Tanoto believe that every individual should be given an opportunity to realise their potential, Tanoto Foundation’s mission is to work with communities and partners to address root causes of poverty in countries where the Tanoto family has significant presence.
To date, Tanoto Foundation has disbursed over 20,000 scholarships, built several schools and education facilities that produced 27,000 graduates, developed 60,000 hectares of Community Livelihood Plantations and created more than 1,800 jobs in local communities through Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) programmes.